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  • New kitchen puts Chequers restaurant on foodie map

    06 May 2011

    The Chequers at Doddington is becoming Faversham’s latest foodie destination after a refurbishment by brewers Shepherd Neame. With an extended, fully-equipped kitchen, a bigger and brighter restaurant and a new chef, licensee Josephine Greenham has launched an exciting new menu at the Grade II listed coaching inn in the heart of the rural village.

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  • First class service at Royal Mail

    04 May 2011

    A popular Shepherd Neame pub has been given a new lease of life thanks to a £25,000 refurbishment. The makeover has transformed the Royal Mail at Lydd, which licensee Sue Kent, who runs the pub with partner Andy Cox, has described as the “best pub I’ve ever been in – and I work here!”

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  • Spitfire steam train back on track for historic vehicle weekend

    04 May 2011

    After 10 months of specialist repair work, the locomotive that hauls the Spitfire Steam Train is back on track for Faversham’s Historic Vehicle Weekend on May 21 and 22.  

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  • Bitter Sweet

    27 April 2011

    Today is a day of mixed emotions here at Shepherd Neame. On a positive note our Royal Wedding Ale is now on sale packed full of Fuggle hops and a proper tribute to the prospective happy couple. The beer is 4.7% abv amber colored bitter. We used Fuggles at every stage of the process for both bittering and aroma resulting in a full bodied beer with a subtle earthy character.

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  • Horse Guards celebrate with Shepherd Neame

    27 April 2011

    Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer, has made a special delivery of Royal Wedding Ale to the Horse Guards at Whitehall to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The cask of beer will be enjoyed by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards after completing their royal wedding duties on April 29, and who have recently returned from six months in Afghanistan.

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